—8/31/15—INDIANAPOLIS—Mary E. Davis of Lacey, Wash., was elected national vice president of the
American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s 95th National Convention in Baltimore, held Aug. 28-Sept 3.
Davis, a 39-year member, is eligible for membership in the American Legion Auxiliary through her late father R. Garnett Boots, an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, her mother Helen Babb Boots, also a WWII veteran serving in the Women’s Army Corps, her husband Dale Davis, a Vietnam-era Army veteran, and her son Robert Davis, a Desert Storm-era Air Force veteran. Davis will serve the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization as national vice president for a one-year term.
Davis has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, and department levels. At the national level, she has chaired many committees and has served special appointments, including work on the ALA’s 5-Year Centennial Strategic Plan. Davis is a member of Pat Tillman Memorial Unit 53 in DuPont, WA.
“As members of the ALA, we promise to make a difference in the lives of those who have sacrificed themselves for our freedom – our servicemen and women, our veterans and their families,” Davis said. “This promise is the basic element of our existence.”
Davis holds Service Officer accreditation through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for The American Legion and the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs. She has served as a Service Officer for 19 years, including eight years as a training officer for the American Legion Service Division. Davis is a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Beta Sigma Phi, PBS We Are Veterans Advisory Committee, and the Military and Veterans Caregiver Peer Support Network Advisory Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree from The Evergreen State College.
American Legion Auxiliary members have dedicated themselves for nearly a century to meeting the needs of our nation’s veterans, military and their families both here and abroad. They volunteer millions of hours yearly, with a value of nearly $3 billion. As part of the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, Auxiliary volunteers across the country also step up to honor veterans and military through annual scholarships and with ALA Girls State programs, teaching high school juniors to be leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. To learn more about the Auxiliary’s mission or to volunteer, donate or join, visit www.ALAforVeterans.org.
###Contact: Stacy Poca, (317) 569-4565; spoca@ALAforVeterans.org